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Depictions of Samoan people have stirred controversy. [courtesy photo]
A Mormon church's exhibition which encourages people to superimpose their face on a Samoan warrior has been slammed as exploiting a culture for amusement. A "discovery centre" at a Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Utah, in the United States, allows visitors to learn about...
For its conspiracy role to fix the prices of shelf-stable tuna fish, such as canned and pouch tuna, sold in the US, the San Diego based Bumble Bee Foods LLC has agreed to plead guilty to the charge and also pay a $25 million criminal fine, according to the US Justice Department. Last December two...
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The Samoa government has extended the license for air service of Virgin Samoa by another five month. This will allow for more negotiations with the Virgin Group that should determine the fate of the joint venture between it and the government of Samoa. The license expired at the weekend but was...
 Tracking map for the newly formed Category 1 Cyclone Ella Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service
Cyclone Ella, which has formed south of Samoa, is forecast to intensify to Category 2 as it moves towards Fiji. The Category 1 cyclone is forecast to move towards Fiji at about 7km/h. It is expected to move west, past Tonga's northernmost islands. The new storm in the Pacific comes as Cyclone Donna...
  Sex work is illegal in Samoa and takes place at the margins of society, therefore, sex workers in Samoa are widely invisible and, up to the time of this report, there was no credible information related to them.  This is according to the Pacific Mapping and Behavioural Study: HIV and STI Risk...
  GINORMOUS STAR FIELD: Star mound in Vaito’omuli, Palauli, Savai’i. (Photo: Fa’ae’e Taula, CSS via The Observer)
Most of us have heard of the massive Macchu Picchu Incan citadels in Peru and the humongous mysterious stone heads looking out on the shores of Rapa Nui.  Now, we have the ginormous star fields, in the hidden forestry of Savai’i. This week, a research team from the Centre of Samoan Studies...
BLUESKY WELCOMES NEW FINANCE CONTROLLER, JOSEPH TUITELELEAPAGA Bluesky American Samoa is pleased to welcome our new Finance Controller, Joseph Tuiteleleapaga. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an M.B.A. with 20+ years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining our...
New Zealand sailor Joseph Tua went missing in Samoa on April 29 near the famous To Sua trench tourist site. [Picture supplied by family to NZ Herald]
Samoan police believe a New Zealand Navy sailor who has been missing in Samoa for more than a week may have fallen into the sea and been swept away. Kilino Joseph Lemafo'e Tua, 24, who grew up in Mangere, Auckland, was visiting two of his uncles, who live near Apia on Upolu Island, when he...
  US President Donald Trump [Photo: AFP via RNZI]
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has called US President Donald Trump narrow-minded over his environmental policies. The prime minister criticised Mr Trump for his decision to resume off-shore drilling for oil and gas exploration which had been stopped by his predecessor....
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In a report in its May 5 issue, the Samoa Observer said Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has laughed at claims that poverty and hardship are to blame for the growing number of sex workers in Samoa. He has attacked the “newspaper” over its coverage of the issue describing the reporting...

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